Railways to introduce modern attendance system for workers: minister

LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said a Computerized Face Recognition System (CFRS) was being introduced for employees’ attendance in the department.In a statement issued here on Friday, he said experiment of modern CFRS system had proved successful at the Directorate of Information Technology Laboratory.

He said the workers of workshops were unable to use biometric system for attendance due to bruises on their hands. But, now it would be possible to recognize them through the CFRS.  He said Railways would be the first government department to install the face recognition system for attendance.  The minister said protection of the FCRS machines would be made through installation of CCTV cameras and bullet-proof glasses and there would be no need to touch the machines for employees.

“An initial estimate has been made for installation of the modern system, which is not expansive keeping in view its results and benefits,” he added.

UK Army Chief Nicholas Patrick calls on COAS

RAWALPINDI: UK Army Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today. Both military leaders discuss bilateral and regional issues especially Afghanistan.

The UK CGS arrived in Pakistan today on a two-day official visit.

The two army chiefs discussed matters of mutual interest, including the strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two armies during the meeting, according to the Inter Services Public Relations.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for peace and stability in the region, according to the Pakistan Army’s statement.